I have been going to La Palapa for years, and my Grandmother since before I was born. It's a true landmark in the city with an exceptional reputation for good reason. It is the first place I visit when I get back to town and I loooooove bringing friends here for their first time- it's just a very special place.
My recommendations for La Palapa...
-Sunset here, is breathtaking. Arrive early so you have a good seat.
-Order a La Pahlua - their signature drink - and pretend it doesn't have 3 billion calories. OMG the best vacation cocktail ever!
-Ask for Jorge to be your server! He's great- and be sure to have him make you one of his flaming coffees. Probably the most you will ever spend on coffee, but the taste and show are so worth it!
-If you like live music, call ahead and see when the band starts while you're there. Times can change according to season. I love the music here; relaxing latin jazz and you don't have to be shy about requests!
-Call ahead and see if any special events are planned. I've attended quite a few here, ranging from new year's celebrations to turtle releases by the local refuge.
This is a great place to hang during the day too, but I prefer sunset and nighttime for the atmosphere. There's just nothing like it!
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